Weekly Roundup

April 27, 2011

In Focus:

A Review of Services Required to Operate a Health Insurance Exchange and the Vendors that Provide Them

Roundup:

Florida Budget Conference Committee Convenes Today
Illinois Stakeholder Meetings on Payment Reform Friday
Texas MCO RFP Vendor Conference Attendees

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April 20, 2011

In Focus:

Medicaid Managed Long Term Care Programs

Roundup:

Florida Senate Adds Minimum 90% MLR Back into Bill
Standing Room Only at Texas Medicaid Managed Care RFP Vendor’s Conference
Massachusetts Selects Eight Plans for the CommChoice Program
Illinois Set to Discuss Hospital Payment Reform

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April 13, 2011

In Focus:

Kentucky, Texas and Louisiana Medicaid Managed Care RFP Updates

Roundup:

Florida Seeks Offsets to Mitigate Medically Needy Cuts as Conference Committee Convenes
Illinois Lets Disease Management Contract with Mckesson Expire
Georgia Budget Includes Small Provider Cut, but Minimum MLR Does Not Pass

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April 6, 2011

In Focus:

Medicaid Block Grants and the Rhode Island Global Medicaid Waiver

Roundup:

Florida Hospitals Protest Cuts to the Medically Needy Program
California Legislature Contemplates Basic Health Plan Option
New York and New Jersey Expand Their Managed Long Term Care Program (MLTC)
Michigan Readies Vote on HMO Premium Tax

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March 30, 2011

In Focus:

Dual Eligible Integration Grants

Roundup:

Florida Creates Task Force to Evaluate Public Hospital Funding
Texas Medicaid Managed Care RFP Still Imminent
Georgia Senate, House Aligned on 0.5% Provider Rate Cut
House Republican Budget Resolution Likely to Propose Medicaid Block Grants

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March 23, 2011

In Focus:

Ohio’s Recently Announced Medicaid Transformation Plans

Roundup:

Florida Budget Proposals Contemplate Larger Than Expected Inpatient Rate Reduction
Texas Medicaid Managed Care RFP Imminent?
Massachusetts Releases Dual Eligible Integration RFI
California Budget Measures Pass but Many Hurdles Left
Illinois ABD Managed Care Expansion Underway

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March 16, 2011

In Focus:

The Impact of Drug Rebate Equalization on State Pharmacy Expenditures and an Update on State Plans to “Carve-In” Pharmacy Benefits

Roundup:

Updates from California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Ohio, Texas, and Washington DC

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March 9, 2011

In Focus:

Part Two of a Two-Part Series on Medicaid Managed Care RFPs

Roundup:

Updates from California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Texas and Washington DC

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March 2, 2011

In Focus:

Part One of a Two-Part Series on Medicaid Managed Care RFPs

Roundup:

Updates from California, Florida, Georgia, New York, New Jersey, Texas, and Washington DC

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February 23, 2011

In Focus:

Florida State Senate’s Medicaid Reform Bill

Roundup:

Updates from California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Michigan, Texas, and Washington DC

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